click beetle

click beetle

5885    I keep finding this bug in the beds of my house. they often appear dead. sometimes i find them on the floor also.  what is it ? Ashley 

This is a click beetle, Coleoptera: Elateridae; see http://tinyurl.com/7b399st     for some more examples. Their occurrence indoors is strictly accidental; they will do no harm there. The larvae of some species are known as wireworms, and those can be agricultural/garden pests. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.